Jerusalem Post: In ‘Ukrainian military Oscars,’ Ukraine mocks Russia and promotes its army

Jerusalem Post: In ‘Ukrainian military Oscars,’ Ukraine mocks Russia and promotes its army . “Ukraine has been using memes and humor on state social media accounts in its information warfare strategy during the Russia-Ukraine War, and its state social media accounts were notable prior to the war for their effective use of memes to advocate foreign policy positions. Many of the selections for the ‘Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Oscars’ utilizes pre-existing wartime memes and symbols used by Ukraine and its supporters.”

Iceland Review: Oscar Win Leads Thousands of Icelanders to Genealogical Site

Iceland Review: Oscar Win Leads Thousands of Icelanders to Genealogical Site. “Nearly 3,000 Icelanders have visited … a database containing genealogical information about the inhabitants of Iceland – to examine their kinship with composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, Mbl reports. Hildur became the first Icelander* to win an Oscar on Sunday, February 9, for her original score for the film Joker.” The * is because someone who has lived in Iceland and applied for citizenship, but apparently is not an Icelander, won an Oscar in 2007.

Tubefilter: YouTube Uses Trailer View Counts To Predict ‘Joker’ Will Steal Best Picture Oscar

Tubefilter: YouTube Uses Trailer View Counts To Predict ‘Joker’ Will Steal Best Picture Oscar. “And the Oscar goes to Joker–or it will, according to YouTube views. The platform has released a prediction of how this year’s Best Picture nominees will shake out, ranking them by the number of views their official trailers received on YouTube. If the Academy ends up voting in accordance, director Todd Phillips’ Joaquin Phoenix-starring Joker–an origin story for Batman’s iconic archnemesis–will take home the golden man.”

Cartoon Brew: Over Two Dozen Shorts Contending For An Oscar Are Free To View Online. Watch Them Here.

Cartoon Brew: Over Two Dozen Shorts Contending For An Oscar Are Free To View Online. Watch Them Here.. “This year, a record 92 animated shorts are in the running for an Academy Award. We published a preliminary list of qualified films here, along with the criteria for qualifying. Of the 92 shorts, more than two dozen are currently available to view for free online. Scroll down to watch them all, in alphabetical order.”

Oscars 2019: How to stream online, start time, nominees, predictions and more (CNET)

CNET: Oscars 2019: How to stream online, start time, nominees, predictions and more. “Oscars 2019 is just a week away. We still don’t know who’s going to host, but here’s what we do know about the 91st Oscar ceremony. We know who’s nominated — and that Black Panther is up for best picture and might even have a slight chance. We also know how, when and where to watch the show online. Here’s everything you need to know.”

Refinery 29: Here’s How To Make Sure You Can Watch All The Oscars Action Live

Refinery 29: Here’s How To Make Sure You Can Watch All The Oscars Action Live. “This year will be better known as the year stars wore black to show solidarity with #MeToo and Oprah briefly suspicions of a presidential run in 2020. When Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the Oscars for the second year in a row this Sunday, you can bet there will be lots of extra careful envelope-checking before the presenters take the stage and winners are announced. If you want to avoid being the person Googling ‘what happened at the Oscars’ on Monday, here’s what you need to know to catch all of the action live.”

Variety: Inside the Academy Archives: A Priceless Trove of Foreign-Language Nominees

Variety has an article about the archiving efforts of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “because the Academy collects prints of every single nominated film, that means 300 of the world’s best foreign-language movies have found a permanent place in its vaults — international films that, in many cases, are no longer (or never were) available for home viewing. Those copies, whether on celluloid or DCP, are just the beginning of the Academy’s in-depth efforts to preserve a lasting legacy of cinema history from around the globe. The Academy archives also include movie posters, photographs, scripts, and other rare artifacts related to both the nominees, and international cinema in general. The 60th anniversary of the category offered me a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library to view the collections — and to evaluate just how international they truly are.”

The Digital Archives at Oscars.org

Manuel at The Film Experience takes a look at the archives being built up at Oscars.org. “They now have video and photo highlights for ALL of their ceremonies. I’m sure Nathaniel and many others will cringe at the fact that they refer to this most recent ceremony as the “2016 Oscars” which as you know can sometimes get tricky.”